Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor celebrates an interception as Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson (81) reacts during the second half at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won the game, 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Pittsburgh Steelers restructure Ike Taylor’s contract


The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously thought long and hard about releasing veteran cornerback Ike Taylor.

Taylor is set to make $7 million next season that $7 million comes with a cap his of $11.9, meaning the Steelers would free up a lot of money by cutting ties with Taylor.

However, cutting Taylor is not something the Steelers wanted to know and Taylor obviously did not want any part of trying to find a new team when he sees himself as a perfect fit playing under head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.


Taylor clearly takes great pride in being a Steeler and wants to spend his entire career there. Taylor was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round with the 125th overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Last season, Taylor played in all 16 games, recording 63 tackles.

Taylor has 620 tackles and 14 interceptions in his 11-year career.

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